But we can officially end any such discussion. The potential consequences for the violation, we’re told, will be limited to those expressly identified in the league’s press release of March 2: fines, suspensions, and forfeiture of draft picks.
Vacating games or taking away titles isn’t on the table. The Saints will have to write a large check to the league, and the Saints will be prevented from writing a name on a card during one or more rounds of the 2012 (and maybe 2013) draft. That’s it.